Press Releases

Paramedicine professionals may specialize in advanced life support or maintain licensure with new MCC courses

Published Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Dec. 15, 2020 -- Mesa Community College Paramedicine Education program announces the inaugural offering of a Critical Care Paramedicine Course, preparing certified paramedicine professionals to earn Critical Care and Flight Paramedicine certifications; and a Paramedicine Refresher, providing continuing education to maintain professional competencies and certification standards....

Mesa Community College joins AWS Academy, equipping students with in-demand cloud computing skills

Published Friday, December 11, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Dec. 11 , 2020 – Mesa Community College is participating in the AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Beginning in January 2021, students can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and earn industry-recognized...

MCC Biology professor coauthors authoritative book: Snakes of Arizona

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Dec. 9, 2020 -- Mesa Community College Life Science professor Dr. Andrew Holycross and his colleague, the late Dr. Joseph Mitchell, co-edited and recently published Snakes of Arizona (ECO Publishing). Written for naturalists and professional biologists, resource managers, teachers and students, the book examines all aspects of the biology of Arizona’s snakes, and is supported by...

$50K Santander Consumer USA Inc. Foundation grant opens doors for student entrepreneurs at Mesa Community College

Published Friday, December 4, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Dec. 4, 2020 -- The Santander Consumer USA Inc. Foundation (“SC Foundation”) awards a $50,000 grant to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to support low-income and underrepresented student entrepreneurs enrolled in the Mesa Community College Green Flag program during the 2020-2021 academic year. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. However, across the nation...

TruWest Credit Union Supports the MCC Mesa Market with Thanksgiving Food Drive

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 17, 2020 -- TruWest Credit Union employees are feeding Mesa Community College students this holiday season by hosting a food drive. Generous TruWest employees donated enough food items to provide 50 food boxes that will give MCC students the opportunity to have a nice holiday meal. The food boxes supplied by TruWest contain Thanksgiving essentials such as stuffing mix,...

Alumni and Community Members inducted into MCC Hall of Fame

Published Tuesday, November 10, 2020

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 10, 2020 — Eleven outstanding alumni, employees and community members are inducted into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame in recognition of their professional and personal accomplishments, and notable contributions to the college and the community. Our 2020 Alumni Achievement honorees have each reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in their chosen...

MCC receives $3 million federal grant supporting Title V Developing Hispanic Institutions Program

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- October 28 , 2020 - Mesa Community College receives a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program. The grant supports the college’s Students and Employees Nurtured & Developed for Academic Success (SENDAS) Project, a comprehensive plan reinforcing key MCC commitments to Diversity, Equity, and...

MCC encourages voter registration and engagement in the democratic process

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 2, 2020 -- As the November 2020 election draws near, Mesa Community College is putting forth every effort to engage with its student population and the community about the importance of voter participation. The college’s new voter engagement website, www.mesacc.edu/vote, provides access to resources encouraging voter registration, important dates in the election cycle...

MCC receives $2.6 M grant to help low income, first generation and students with disabilities succeed in college 

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

TRIO beneficiary and MCC alumna Diana Jerez MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Education awards Mesa Community College (MCC) two TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants totaling $2,618,000 over five years. The grant serves as the sole source of funding for the college’s TRIO program, which identifies and provides services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. One...

MCC student wins national literary award for second year in a row

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 29, 2020 -- Mesa Community College student Alex Dodt earns a national League for Innovation Student Literary Award. Alex Dodt Each year, winners of the Maricopa County Community College District Artists of Promise Creative Writing contest are entered into the League for Innovation Student Literary Awards to compete nationally with other community college students. League...

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